Prevent Overuse Injuries In Field Hockey With Foam Rolling

As a hockey player there’s a chance that you can get injured at any point. It’s the risk most of us are willing to take because we love the sport so much. But many injuries can be prevented if we manage our body better, especially when it comes to overuse injuries, which are so common in hockey. One…

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One Trick To Boost Your Explosiveness On The Hockey Field

Today I’m going to share something that I wish someone had told me many years ago… This one trick will help you to be explosive from the moment the whistle blows so that you win more 50/50 balls and make an impact in the game straight away. It will also reduce your risk of injury…

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How To Deal With A Field Hockey Injury

One of the biggest fears as a field hockey player is getting injured. Although some injuries can be prevented with the right precautions and proper strength training, some injuries are unexpected due to the nature of the sport. So how do you deal with an injury, especially when you are stuck on the sidelines? In…

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6 Ways To Avoid & Overcome Neck, Shoulder & Back Pain In Hockey Players

This article was written by one of our members Trent Knights, who is a massage therapist, acupuncturist & hockey player from Australia. Do you ever get neck, shoulder or back pain after playing hockey? Many sports, including field hockey, force us to lean forward which can lead to developing a hunched posture. A hunched upper body posture also known as; upper cross…

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5 Effective Recovery Strategies For Field Hockey Players

Recovery is the key ingredient to maintaining your energy levels and avoiding overtraining. And you want to avoid overtraining as it is a long road to getting your “umph” back. Field hockey can be pretty tough on the body but you can speed up your recovery with these effective recovery strategies. Other than the obvious methods of resting…

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3 Pre-Game Meals For Hockey Players

Have you ever walked onto the pitch feeling bloated from eating too much before the game? Or started to feel fatigued half way through a game because you didn’t have much energy? This is not necessary down to your fitness. It could be related to your nutrition. Nutrition is a fundamental factor that fuels our energy. In this article we will…

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Overcoming Injury In Sport – Is It Such A Bad Thing?

Getting injured is devastating and frustrating… But maybe it can be a good thing? Even if it doesn’t seem that way. I have a lot of experience of being injured and have struggled with many different injuries throughout my years of playing sport. Everything from several shoulder dislocations, shin splints, broken thumb, torn ankle ligaments, hamstring strain, compartment syndrome,…

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6 Ways Hockey Players Can Stay Fit Over Xmas

Xmas is most people’s favourite part of the year. The festive period is a time to spend with family and friends away from the grind of everyday life. Most people set any form of fitness aside during the holidays because they think they don’t have enough time. But I am here to tell you that you can…

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How Hockey Player Sophie Barnwell Overcame Her Shin Splints Injury

Injury is something that no-one wants to face. It can be annoying, frustrating and it can drive you crazy, especially if you can’t fix the root cause of the problem and it keeps coming back. Shin splints in one of the common hockey injuries that hockey players face, especially teenagers who are growing at an extraordinary rate.…

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5 Nutrition Tips For Field Hockey Players

If you ever find that you get tired or feel fatigued before the end of a game, it could have something to do with your nutrition. Most people don’t realise how much nutrition can effect your performance on the field. And no it is not about dieting, in fact eating for hockey is different to eating for weight loss or…

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